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Place, Narrative & New Media Symposium

On Thursday, November 5th, 2009, the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Intangible Cultural Heritage program, as part of the annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival, is organizing a half-day symposium on how new technologies are being incorporated into storytelling. Several invited speakers will detail how they are using new media or technology to tell the stories of real places.

Chris Brookes will speak about the [Here]Say, a story map of Water street that allows people to listen to stories, via cell phone, about the location they are standing in at that moment. Marlene Brooks brings us news on 3D Virtual World Storytelling, and will explain how Conne River and Cupids 400 Projects are using Second Life to preserve cultural stories of local communities. New York is only a click away: Jedediah Baker will explain how through his discussion of City Lore's City of Memories. Parks Canada is Implementing GPS based interpretation at a number of their sites and Cupids 400 will be launching an iTouch based interpretation of the 1610 archaeological site.

After brief presentations by all invited speakers, an open panel discussion of the potential of such technology, as well as some of the possible problems, will ensue. What are we able to accomplish and what would we like to be able to accomplish with these resources? How can technology help link place and story? Come see, share, and participate!

See the full symposium site at:

Place, Narrative and New Media Symposium
Celestial Gallery, Johnson GEO Centre
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Thursday, November 5th, 2009 1pm-4pm

Free admission to pre-registered participants.
RSVP to Jed Baker at: 737-3582, or by e-mail:

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Comment by Kat Quatermass on October 9, 2009 at 11:20am
thank you! If it goes well and you plan another one in 2010 I might try and make the trip!
Comment by Dale Jarvis on October 9, 2009 at 10:54am
Hi Kat! We won't be broadcasting, but I'm hoping to have some version placed online afterwards. I'll let you know!
Comment by Kat Quatermass on October 7, 2009 at 3:40pm
sounds utterly fascinating - but I'm not going to be able to make it from Tennessee to Newfoundland - do you know of any plans to make online conference participation possible given the theme? And if not might the keynotes be available online afterwards?



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